Press Releases

January 08, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of Labor:

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January 07, 2021

Senator Hassan Statement on Election Certification

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress certified the election results following an insurrection at the Capitol:

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January 06, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Secure Key NH Priorities in Bipartisan Veterans Package Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – The President signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen with a number of key priorities that they advocated for to support Granite State veterans.

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January 06, 2021

BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL GROUP ISSUES STATEMENT ON CAPITOL INSURGENCE

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following statement on the United States Capitol insurgence today.

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January 05, 2021

Senator Hassan Meets with Treasury Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today met virtually with President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Treasury, Janet Yellen.

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January 04, 2021

Senator Hassan Recognizes Gorham Middle & High School Sophomore Student Council as December’s Granite Staters of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized the Gorham Middle & High School Sophomore Student Council as December’s Granite Staters of the Month for choosing to resell surplus chocolate that they received to benefit their school’s food pantry, rather than sell it to benefit their class.

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January 04, 2021

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Improve VA Caregiver Program Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program after reports that veterans and caregivers were arbitrarily dropped from the program, is now law.

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January 01, 2021

National Defense Bill Becomes Law with Key Priorities Secured by Senator Hassan to Support Granite Staters & Americans

WASHINGTON – Today on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, the U.S. Senate overrode the President’s veto to pass into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes key priorities that Senator Hassan introduced and championed to protect the national security of Granite Staters and all Americans. Bipartisan amendments that Senator Hassan introduced to address drone threats to service members overseas and create a cybersecurity state coordinator in each state are included in the legislation.

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December 29, 2020

Collins, Hassan Protect Funding for Nearly 200 Rural, Low-Income School Districts

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that they successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts.  A provision they negotiated that was included in the year-end government funding bill that was signed into law prevents a funding cliff for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), the only dedicated federal funding stream to support rural schools.

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December 28, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce NH Expected to Receive an Estimated $2B in COVID Relief

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to new estimates from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) predicting that New Hampshire is expected to receive approximately $2 billion across a variety of sectors from new federal COVID-19 relief included in government funding legislation that was signed into law Sunday night, which Shaheen and Hassan helped negotiate. These estimates do not include all sectors of New Hampshire’s economy that will receive federal relief, which will become available in the days and weeks ahead.

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December 28, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Prevent Opioid Trafficking Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act, which Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored, is now law. The bill will ensure that personnel at the Department of Homeland Security have the tools that they need to more easily detect synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are contributing to the devastating substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire and across the country.

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December 27, 2020

COVID-19 Relief, Government Funding Bill Becomes Law with Key Priorities Secured by Senator Hassan

WASHINGTON – President Trump today signed into law a year-end government funding package with substantial COVID-19 relief for Granite Staters based on a bipartisan compromise that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped negotiate. The package also includes a number of other priorities that Senator Hassan fought for, including provisions to help end surprise medical billing, which Senator Hassan has led bipartisan efforts on for the past two years.

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December 23, 2020

Senator Hassan Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Announcement to Nominate Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Miguel A. Cardona to be the next Secretary for the United States Department of Education:

 

 

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December 22, 2020

Senators Hassan, Rubio Successfully Include Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Counterterrorism Coordination Efforts at DHS in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON – The end-of-year funding bill passed yesterday by Congress includes bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to strengthen counterterrorism coordination efforts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bipartisan legislation will authorize the Counterterrorism Advisory Board, which brings together intelligence, operational, and policy-making elements from across the Department, to devise joint strategies to deter and disrupt potential terrorist attacks. 

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December 22, 2020

Senator Hassan Secures COVID-19 Relief, End to Surprise Medical Billing in Year-End Legislation

WASHINGTON – Last night, the Senate passed a year-end government funding package with substantial COVID-19 relief for Granite Staters based on a bipartisan compromise that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped negotiate. The package also includes a number of other priorities that Senator Hassan fought for, including provisions to help end surprise medical billing, which Senator Hassan has led bipartisan efforts on for the past two years.

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December 22, 2020

Hassan, Burr Successfully Include Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Small Business Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON – The end-of-year funding bill passed yesterday by Congress includes bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Richard Burr (R-NC) to expand small businesses and nonprofits’ access to federal COVID-19 relief. The bipartisan Employer Assistance Coordination Act will allow eligible small employers to both participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit to help keep workers on payroll and pay for their health care coverage. Currently, small employers cannot participate in both of these programs.

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December 20, 2020

Senators Hassan, Cassidy Secure End to Surprise Medical Billing Legislation in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House and Senate government funding agreement was announced, which will include provisions to end the practice of surprise medical billing: "For far too long, our constituents have done everything right at the doctor's office or hospital yet still found themselves stuck with surprise medical bills, sometimes to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. And frequently, they have… Continue Reading


December 20, 2020

FINAL COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE BASED ON ORIGINAL BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL LEGISLATION

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) applauded the final COVID-19 emergency relief package. 

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December 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Honor Christa McAuliffe During Commemorative Coin Unveiling

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the unveiling of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin today. Shaheen led the bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Hassan creating the commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. This coin promotes American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and will support it with proceeds from the coin.

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December 18, 2020

Senate passes Enzi, Hassan bill to improve education of drug products that could help lower costs

Washington, D.C. – The Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., that would enhance education about biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines.

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